Karwendel

Description

Karwendel

Karwendel - a well known mountain area in northern Austria, above Innsbruck, bordering to Germany - is the largest mountain area of the Northern Limestone Alps. It is a beautiful place, and many people have fallen in love with the wild and typical dry mountain scenery.

The area is situated between the rivers Inn and Isar rivers and the Achensee. The highest peak is the Birkkarspitze (2749 m). The four mountain ranges count some 125 peaks above 2000 m.

The Karwendel is ideal for making challenging multi-day hikes. Mountain hiking experience is required for all but the most easy trails. For although some cabins can be reached through a simple path, most trails in between are more difficult. They are narrow and steep and occasionally need some light "scrambling”. The crossing from one valley to another requires steep climbs and descents over the arid limestone ranges. Some passages are secured with steel cables.

For the well-trained hiker, the Karwendel is a rewarding destination.

Map

Map Karwendel

Trails in this region

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Kompass
Germany
  • Bayerische Alpen
  • Destination:Von den Ammergauer Alpen über das Werdenfelser Land, das Karwendel, das Mangfallgebirge, die Chiemgauer Alpen bis hin zum Nationalpark Berchtesgaden zeigt sich die ganze Schönheit des alpinen Naturraums. Mit seinen Wildbächen und Wildflüssen, den steilen Tälern, Karen, Bergseen, Almen, Bergwäldern und aussichtsreichen Gipfeln bietet... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • Kreta mit Weitwanderweg E4
  • Die Vorteile des Wanderführers auf einen Blick:- Von KOMPASS-Experten erwanderte Touren- Jede Tour mit Höhenprofil und Kartenausschnitt- Ausflugs- und Übernachtungstipps- Kostenloser Download der GPX-DatenDie Vorteile der Extra-Tourenkarte auf einen Blick:- Unterstützt die Tourenauswahl- Kartografische Gesamtübersicht- Touren können einfach... Read more
Kompass
Germany
Kompass
Germany
  • Isarwinkel, Bad Tölz, Lenggries, Walchensee
  • Destination:Die Region umfasst das Tölzer Land mit Isartal (Bad Tölz, Lenggries), Loisachtal (Benediktbeuern) und Walchensee (Kochel, Wallgau) in den Bayerischen Voralpen und im Vorkarwendel. Türkisgrün zieht sich die Isar zwischen lieblichen Talwiesen, dunklen Waldhängen und kuppigen Almgipfeln ins wildere Karwendelgebirge, und azurblau... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • Isarradweg von Mittenwald nach Deggendorf
  • 8 Tagesetappen- Wir begleiten die Isar, „die Wilde´´, von der Quelle im Karwendelgebirge bis zur Mündung in die Donau bei Deggendorf. Rund 350 Kilometer tolle Eindrücke – Berge, Barock und Biergärten!- Start der Tour ist in Mittenwald. Der Ort ist für seine Lüftlmalereien bekannt. Vom Isarursprung über Scharnitz geht’s zunächst ins... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • Tirol
  • -Drittgrößtes Bundesland Österreichs, rund 12600 km2 Fläche, Hauptstadt ist Innsbruck, der höchste Berg ist der Großglockner in Osttirol (3798 m), in Nordtirol ist es die Wildspitze (3786 m).-Fünf Naturparks sind in Tirol zu finden: Naturpark Zillertaler Alpen, Alpenpark Karwendel, Naturpark Ötztal, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Naturpark Tiroler Lech;... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Münchner Wanderberge | Rother
  • De ‘Rother Wanderbücher’ behandelen telkens de 50 mooiste wandelingen, die variëren van eenvoudige kindvriendelijke wandelingen tot routes die aanzienlijk meer ervaring vereisen. Uitvoerige routebeschrijvingen, een aantrekkelijke lay-out met vele kleurenfoto’s; niets aan duidelijkheid te wensen gelaten hoogteprofielen, kaartjes met de... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Reise-Taschenbuch Reiseführer Oberbayern
  • Oberbayern, der südlichste Regierungsbezirk Bayerns mit der Landeshauptstadt München, ist eines der touristischen Lieblingsziele in Deutschland. Gleich auf den ersten Seiten des DuMont Reise-Taschenbuchs Oberbayern gibt die Autorin Daniela Schetar Tipps zu den schönsten Seiten Oberbayerns: vom Münchner Museumsareal bis zur atemberaubenden... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • Naturpark Karwendel
  • Die Vorteile des Wanderführers auf einen Blick:- Von KOMPASS-Experten erwanderte Touren- Jede Tour mit Höhenprofil und Kartenausschnitt- Ausflugs- und Übernachtungstipps- Kostenloser Download der GPX-DatenDie Vorteile der Extra-Tourenkarte auf einen Blick:- Unterstützt die Tourenauswahl- Kartografische Gesamtübersicht- Touren können einfach... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • WF5660 Alpenpark Karwendel Kompass
  • . Praktische Tourenkarte im Maßstab 1:35000 zum Mitnehmen mit allen eingezeichneten Touren aus dem Wanderführer.. Icons im Farbbalken informieren über Schwierigkeitsgrad, Einkehrmöglichkeit, Kinderfreundlichkeit usw.. Informationen zu Ausgangspunkt, Charakter, Einkehr und Karte sind gleich zu Beginn jeder Tour übersichtlich zusammengefasst..... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • WF5660 Alpenpark Karwendel Kompass
  • . Praktische Tourenkarte im Maßstab 1:35000 zum Mitnehmen mit allen eingezeichneten Touren aus dem Wanderführer.. Icons im Farbbalken informieren über Schwierigkeitsgrad, Einkehrmöglichkeit, Kinderfreundlichkeit usw.. Informationen zu Ausgangspunkt, Charakter, Einkehr und Karte sind gleich zu Beginn jeder Tour übersichtlich zusammengefasst..... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Walking in the Bavarian Alps
  • Guidebook describing a both valley and mountain walks and treks in the Bavarian Alps. 85 walks are covered, including graded mountain routes, gentler valley walks, hut-to-hut routes and two multi-day tours, arranged by region with practical information on transport, accommodation and the like. Since the last edition of this guide many of the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Walking in the Bavarian Alps
  • Guidebook describing a both valley and mountain walks and treks in the Bavarian Alps. 85 walks are covered, including graded mountain routes, gentler valley walks, hut-to-hut routes and two multi-day tours, arranged by region with practical information on transport, accommodation and the like. Since the last edition of this guide many of the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Griechenland: Trans Kreta E4
  • Kein Geheimtipp und dennoch etwas in Vergessenheit geraten ist das ber 500 km lange Teilst ck des europ ischen Fernwanderweges E4 auf Kreta. Bereits seit den 1970er-Jahren geh rt dieser Abschnitt zu einem der beliebtesten des l ngsten europ ischen Fernwanderweges und ist somit ein echter Trekkingklassiker.Wer gut markierte Pfade und verl... Read more
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Griechenland: Trans Kreta E4
  • Kein Geheimtipp und dennoch etwas in Vergessenheit geraten ist das ber 500 km lange Teilst ck des europ ischen Fernwanderweges E4 auf Kreta. Bereits seit den 1970er-Jahren geh rt dieser Abschnitt zu einem der beliebtesten des l ngsten europ ischen Fernwanderweges und ist somit ein echter Trekkingklassiker.Wer gut markierte Pfade und verl... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids E4 Kreta Lefka Ori und Lasithi | Conrad Stein Verlag
  • Handzaam boekje van Kreta met de routebeschrijving inclusief een heleboel praktische informatie. De beschrijving is uitstekend, maar kaarten zijn beperkt en schetsmatig aanwezig. Duits. Hohe Berge, tiefe Schluchten, einsame Strände; dazu so viel Sonne wie kaum anderswo in Europa: Nicht ohne Grund ist Kreta ein beliebtes Ziel zum Wandern. Auf... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
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Stanfords
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  • Zillertal - Tuxer Alps - Jenbach - Schwaz F&B WK151
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Stanfords
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  • Styrian Winelands - Southwest Styria F&B WK411
  • Styrian Winelands area south-eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently available titles in this series please... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Goms - Aletsch
  • Goms - Aletsch area of the Bernese Oberland at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Achensee - Rofan - Unterinntal F&B WK321
  • Achensee - Rofan - Unterinntal area of the Austrian Alps north-east of Innsbruck presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Peloponnese Anavasi Road Atlas
  • Road Atlas of the Peloponnese from Anavasi, in an A4 paperback format, with contoured, GPS compatible mapping at 1:50,000, very detailed road classification, hiking paths, and place names in both Greek and Latin alphabets.The main section of the atlas has 178 pages of detailed maps with contours at 100m intervals, altitude colouring and relief... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Haslital: Grindelwald - Engelberg 50K Hallwag Outdoor Map No. 5
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  • Val Venosta / Vinschgau K+F Outdoor Map 1
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  • Greece: Attika and Central Greece Road Atlas
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United Kingdom
  • Montreux
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United Kingdom
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  • Val Brembana - Valsassina - Le Grigne: Lecco - Bergamo 50K IGC Map No. 22
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